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Description and Requirements


Role Value Proposition: 

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Data Modernization Product Owner to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in data management, modernization strategies and product ownership.




  • As the Data Modernization Product Owner, you will play a pivotal role in leading the development and execution of data modernization initiatives within our organization.
  • You will be responsible for defining the vision, strategy, and roadmap for modernizing our data platforms and processes to simplify, improve efficiency, scalability, and agility.
  • Leveraging your expertise in data engineering, architecture, and product management, you will collaborate with cross-functional teams to deliver innovate data solutions that drive business value and competitive advantage.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Vision and Strategy: Define and communicate the vision and strategy for data modernization initiatives, aligning them with the organization’s goals and objectives.
  • Roadmap Development: Develop and maintain a product roadmap for data modernization, outlining key initiatives, milestones, and timelines for implementation.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Collaborate with business stakeholders to understand their data needs and requirements and ensure alignment with strategic objectives.
  • Product Backlog Management: Own and prioritize the product backlog, ensuring that it reflects the most valuable and impactful features and is continuously refined based on feedback and changing requirements.
  • Requirements Definition: Work closely with data engineers, architects, and analysts to design and implement data modernization solutions including data migration integration and transformation projects.
  • Agile Development Leadership: Lead the agile development process, including sprint planning, backlog grooming, and sprint reviews, to ensure timely delivery of high-quality features and enhancement.
  • Define and track key performance indicators(KPIs) to measure the success of data modernization initiatives and drive continuous improvement.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Collaborate with cross functional teams including engineering, design, business to ensure successful execution of the product roadmap and alignment with organizational goals.
  • Quality Assurance: Partner with QA teams to define test cases and ensure that delivered features meet quality standards and user expectations.
  • User Feedback and iteration: Gather feedback from users and stakeholders, analyze data on product usage and performance and use insights to iterate and improve data modernization solutions continuously.


 Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

  • 8+ years of managing data engineering development, solutions development, and delivery experience on building data warehouse/lake houses etc.
  • 5+ years of technical leadership 
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field.
  • Proven experience as product owner, product manager or similar role with a focus on data management and modernization.
  • Strong understanding of data management principles, including data modeling data quality and governance.
  • Experience with modern data platforms and technologies such as cloud data warehouses, data lake house and big data processing frameworks.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities with keen attention to details.
  • Experience working in an Agile development environment is a plus.


Exposure to below Technical Skills is big plus.

  • Azure SQL Synapse, Cosmos DB, Data Factory, Event Hub, Python, Spark Scala, Spark streaming.     

Desirable Skills:

  • Eagerness to learn new technologies on the fly and ship to production.
  • Expert in technical program delivery across cross-functional / LOB teams
  • Expert in driving delivery through collaboration in highly complex, matrixed environment
  • Possesses strong leadership and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to interact with senior leadership teams in IT and business.

Preferred Skills:

  • Insurance domain expertise 
  • If you are passionate about data modernization and driving innovation, we encourage you to apply for this existing opportunity.
Benefits We Offer

Our U.S. benefits address holistic well-being with programs for physical and mental health, financial wellness, and support for families. We offer a comprehensive health plan that includes medical/prescription drug and vision, dental insurance, and no-cost short- and long-term disability. We also provide company-paid life insurance and legal services, a retirement pension funded entirely by MetLife and 401(k) with employer matching, group discounts on voluntary insurance products including auto and home, pet, critical illness, hospital indemnity, and accident insurance, as well as Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and digital mental health programs, parental leave, volunteer time off, tuition assistance and much more!
About MetLife

Recognized on Fortune magazine's list of the 2023 "World's Most Admired Companies" as well as the 2023 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For ®, MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies; providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to individual and institutional customers. With operations in more than 40 markets, we hold leading positions in the United States, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Our purpose is simple - to help our colleagues, customers, communities, and the world at large create a more confident future. United by purpose and guided by empathy, we’re inspired to transform the next century in financial services. At MetLife, it’s #AllTogetherPossible. Join us!
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